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Today @ 16:45 to 31 December 2018 17:45

Chair Yoga Courses (St Andrews Church Centre, Church Lane, Ferring)

Come and try out these gentle seated stretches to ease stiffness, aches and pains in muscles and joints. Breathing exercises will calm, refresh, energize and strengthen you. The blissful guided relaxations will help you find inner peace. 6 week ongoing courses cost £33.Come along for a class to see if it is for you £5.50. A warm welcome awaits you. I have been serving Ferring for five years. I am fully registered and insured. Please call me, Janette, on 01903 216492, 07904130446 or email jrelaxmb@yahoo.co.uk
Event organiser: Janette Mind and Body Connections

Today to 22 December 2018

When I Have Done My Bit (Littlehampton Museum)

As part of the nationwide commemoration of the end of the First World War, Littlehampton Museum is holding a special exhibition. The display explores how the people of Littlehampton fared in the final years of the war, the struggles they faced and the changes all around them. It also looks at Armistice Day and remembers the Peace Day celebrations of the 19th July 1919, where the whole town took part in a day of festivities. The exhibition includes original documents and items from the museum's collection, alongside fascinating loans from the Royal Sussex Regiment Museum. Call 01903 738100, email: museum@littlehampton-tc.gov.uk or visit www.littlehamptonmuseum.co.uk
Event organiser: Littlehampton Museum

Today to 22 December 2018

An Exhibition of Paintings by Jill Nolan (Littlehampton Museum)

Littlehampton Museum’s Butterworth Gallery is hosting a vibrant collection of paintings by local artist Jill Nolan. Her preferred medium is watercolour and she takes inspiration from many different sources, such as the African Room in the British Museum and the work of French post-impressionist painter Henri Rousseau. All pieces in Jill’s exhibition are for sale, so if you are looking for a unique Christmas gift, the Butterworth Gallery is the place to visit! For Call 01903 738100, email: museum@littlehampton-tc.gov.uk or visit www.littlehamptonmuseum.co.uk
Event organiser: Littlehampton Museum

Today to 24 February 2019

Worthing Ice Rink (Steyne Gardens, Worthing)

The fully covered ice rink ensures fun whatever the weather. There will be special sessions during off peak times for younger children (under four years) to have a go when the ice is quiet. All ages over four years are welcome to skate, no matter the level of ability. There is a café offering hot drinks and snacks so skaters and non-skaters alike can enjoy the atmosphere in the warmth of the giant marquee. Visit http://worthingicerink.com/wp/ for more information.
Event organiser: Worthing Ice Rink

Today to 1 January 2019

Aladdin: the Pantomime (Pavillion Theatre, Worthing)

With an all-star cast to be announced, join us on a magic carpet ride that’s full of your favourite songs, dazzling costumes and special panto traditions. With our pantomimes selling out faster every year, there’s never been a better time to book. It’s the biggest family adventure of the year. For more information, visit worthingtheatres.co.uk/show/aladdin-the-pantomime/
Event organiser: Worthing Theatres

Today @ 10:00 to 22 December 2018 16:00

Littlehampton Town Artisan Market (Littlehampton High Street)

Artists, local producers and creators, artisan craft makers, antiques, antiquarian books, busking, performance and all the colourful characters which make up the local coastline and downlands around us along the South Coast. We will be very open and keen for buskers and performers to grace our High Street with a kaleidoscope of entertainment. A chance for locals and visitors alike to gain a fresh understanding of the many community organisations, clubs and goods available within Littlehampton Town. Visit https://www.facebook.com/LittlehamptonArtisan/
Event organiser: Littlehampton Town Council

Today to 23 December 2018

Santa’s Grotto (Arundel Museum, Mill Road)

Santa returns to Arundel. Visit him in his traditional Grotto on December Weekends and during Arundel by Candlelight: Friday 7th December 4pm to 7.30pm, Saturday 8th December 12.30pm to 5.30pm, Saturday 15th December 10am to 4pm, Sunday 9th / Sunday 16th / Saturday 22nd /Sunday 23rd 12pm to 4pm. Entry is £4 per child or £7 for two. Visit www.arundelmuseum.org for more information.
Event organiser: Arundel Museum

Today to 29 December 2018

Wick Village Santa Festival (Wick Village)

Ho-Ho-Ho, it's Christmas! This holiday season, Wick Village will be celebrating Christmas with a free family-friendly Santa festival. Residents and businesses are busy creating their very own handmade Santas, which will be on display throughout the village. Pick up a map from the Wick Information Centre and follow the route to see how many Santa's you can find. For more information, visit www.wickvillage.com
Event organiser: Wick Parish Council

Today @ 19:00 to 22 December 2018 23:30

Christmas party nights at The Seahorse Cafe (The Seahorse Cafe East Preston)

Party nights on 7/8 Dec, 14/15 Dec, 21/22 Dec.
Please come into the cafe or see our Facebook Page for more details of our party nights.
Event organiser: The Seahorse Cafe East Preston

JANUARY 2019

Thursday 10 January 2019 - 14:30 to 16:00

Chichester Festival Theatre – an Illustrated Talk by Katherine Slay (John de Bohun Room, Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington BN16 3HB )

Chichester Festival Theatre is now a well-established success but in the late 1950s, it was just a dream in the mind of Chichester optician Lesley Evershed-Martin. The theatre opened in 1962 with Sir Laurence Olivier as the first Artistic Director. This talk by Katherine Slay from the West Sussex Record Office tells the story of the theatre’s inception, construction and development, using archives amassed over the years and recently catalogued by the Record Office. All welcome – Heritage Association members £1; visitors £3 (pay at the door).
Event organiser: Rustington Heritage Association

Friday 11 January 2019 - 19:00

The Book Club (Ferring Village Hall )

The Book club starring Jane Fonda and Diane Keaton is about four lifelong friends whose lives are turned upside down to hilarious ends when their book club tackles the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey. The film will be showing at the Ferring village hall at 6.45pm for a prompt start at 7pm. Tickets will be sold at the North Ferring Co-Op and at the Premier shop at South Ferring, at a cost of £6. This will include tea, coffee or a soft drink and biscuits.
Event organiser: Ferring Film Club

Tuesday 15 January 2019 - 09:45 to 11:30

The Botanic Gardens of London Before Kew (The Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington)

Dr Mark Spencer will be giving a lecture entitled The Botanic Gardens of London before Kew for The Arts Society Arun's meeting. Entry for visitors is £6. If you would like to attend, please contact the membership secretary on 01903 245971 or email: arun@theartssociety.org. For further information, visit the website: www.theartssocietyarun.org
Event organiser: The Arts Society ARUN

Wednesday 16 January 2019 - 14:30

Bygone Sussex: the photographs of George Garland and John Fletcher – a talk by Nichola Court (Conservative Hall, Sea Rd, East Preston BN16 1JN)

Nichola Court of West Sussex Record Office bases her talk on the work of these two photographers. Garland was most interested in recording countryside traditions and he worked from 1920 to 1978. Fletcher recorded old buildings that were at risk of demolition and worked from 1880 to 1915. Together they provide a description of the recent past of Sussex. All welcome. Visitors pay £3 for entry (pay at the door).
Event organiser: East Preston & Kingston Preservation Society

Thursday 17 January 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00

Evening talk on The Palace of Westminster (Mill Road, Arundel, BN18 9PA)

Kevin Gordan returns to Arundel Museum to talk about the fascinating history of this iconic building. He is a former guide at the Palace of Westminster. Tickets are £6 for members and £8 for non-members. For more information, phone 01903 885866, email office@arundelmuseum.org or visit www.arundelmuseum.org
Event organiser: Arundel Museum

Thursday 17 January 2019 - 19:15

Fargro (Methodist Church Hall Claigmar Road Rustington)

We welcome David Hide to speak about a local company, 'Fargro: from Co-operative to UK's Leading Plant Distributor'. Visitors and new members are always very welcome. Membership is £20 per year or visitors' fee is £3.50 at the door (refundable on joining). Contact Sue Phillips 01903 783020.
Event organiser: West Sussex Horticultural Club

Thursday 17 January 2019 - 19:30

Sussex Family History Group (Chichester Room, Field Place, Durrington )

Worthing meeting centre of Sussex Family History Group welcomes members and visitors to their meeting where Martin Hayes will be giving a talk and showing pictures of West Sussex Past.
Visit www.sfhg.org.uk for more information.
Event organiser: Sue Peyman-Stroud

Friday 18 January 2019 - 14:15 to 16:00

Ferring Flower Club AGM, Tea & Speaker (Ferring Village Hall)

Flower Club Annual AGM, followed by tea and a talk by local florist, Jessica Lila. We are a NAFAS affiliated flower club and meet monthly
on Friday afternoons. We offer the chance to sit and watch
professional flower demonstrations, the opportunity to
learn new skills, friendship, outings and more. See further adverts for news of our upcoming meetings and demonstrations.
For more information contact ferringflowerclub@gmail.com or call Chrissie on 01903 692628.
Event organiser: Ferring Flower Club

Friday 18 January 2019 - 14:15 to 16:00

Conservative Party Forum (Ferring Village Hall)

A free discussion of matters that concern current and future government. Outcomes of the discussion are used to advise the Party about the opinions of Members and the general public. Members and guests are welcome. Email westworthing@tory.org for more information.
Event organiser: Ferring Conservatives

Friday 18 January 2019 - 19:30 to 21:00

Geological Presentation (St Stephens Church, Angola Road, Worthing)

This West Sussex Geological Society presentation is a talk by Nigel Hoad about 'Gold Mining in South Africa - a geologists perspective'. This is followed by questions and refreshments. More details are available on www.wsgs.org.uk
Event organiser: West Sussex Geological Society

Saturday 19 January 2019 - 09:00 to 20 January 2019 19:00

Open Weekend - Come and Try Us for Free! (Golfers Lane, Angmering BN164NB)

Enjoy a complimentary health MOT check, massage and wellness treatments, exercise class taster sessions, health food samples and local art & craft stalls. Open to members and non-members. Bring a friend with you and enjoy the day together!
Event organiser: Lanes Health Clubs

Saturday 19 January 2019 - 14:00 to 16:00

Open Meeting (Methodist Church Hall)

Rustington Residents Association are holding their next bimonthly open meeting. Entertainment will be provided by the U3A Littlehampton Ukelele Band. Entrance is £2 for members and £2.50 for non-members, which includes refreshments. There will also be a raffle and the opportunity to join the association. Come along for a fun afternoon.
Event organiser: Rustington Residents Association

Saturday 19 January 2019 - 14:30

Shaping a Face in Watercolour (Ferring Village Hall, Ferring)

Arun Art Society is hosting a demonstration of watercolour painting by Sharon Hurst. Sharon is a professional painter, teaches in conjunction with the Society for All Artists and runs independent workshops and painting holidays. Her work on fantasy images is much admired. During this two hour session, she will demonstrate the techniques to shape the face, mix skin tones and glazing. Guests are welcome - the fee is £4 and is payable at the door. Refreshments are available and art books and materials will be on sale. For more information call Mark Juby 01903 243176.
Event organiser: Arun Art Society

Saturday 19 January 2019 - 15:00 to 17:00

New Year Orchestral concert (St James the Great Church, East Ham Road, Littlehampton )

The Orchestra present their New Year concert 'Love Story'.
Doors open at 2.15pm. This concert supports St Wilfrid's, St Barnabas & Chestnut Tree House hospices. For tickets, contact the box office: Chris Allen on 01243 582330. Tickets are £10 adults and £4 for children. For more information, edwinjamesfestivalchoir@gmail.com or visit
www.edwinjamesfestivalchoir.co.uk
Event organiser: Edwin James Festival Orchestra

Wednesday 23 January 2019 - 19:00

Alpha Course (St Margaret's Church Hall)

Alpha is an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian faith. The sessions include a meal, a short talk about the Christian faith, followed by discussion at the end where you can share your thoughts. For full details and sign up go to the Alpha page on the church website: www.stmargaretsangmering.church/alpha
or call the Church Office on 01903 784459.
Event organiser: St Margaret's Church, Angmering

Thursday 24 January 2019 - 10:00 to 4 March 2019 16:00

Paul Winner Art Exhibition (Mill Road, Arundel, BN18 9PA)

Paul Winner carries his sketching materials and watercolours wherever he goes and has amassed an extraordinary collection of sketchbooks, paintings, drawings and prints, chronicling the places he has visited and the personalities he has encountered. Entry is free and donations are welcome. For more information, phone 01903 885866, email office@arundelmuseum.org or visit www.arundelmuseum.org
Event organiser: Arundel Museum

Thursday 24 January 2019 - 19:30 to 21:30

Rusti Belles WI Monthly Meeting (St Peter and St Paul Church Hall, The Street, Rustington)

Come along and enjoy an evening of friendship, fun and learning, with tea/coffee and cake thrown in (we just ask for a donation). We are an informal and progressive WI and welcome all women over 18 years of age; your first visit is free. We have a mixed programme of speakers and activities as well as various clubs and outings. You can see our full programme at www.facebook.com/rustibelleseveningwi
Event organiser: Rusti Belles WI

Friday 25 January 2019 - 14:30 to 16:30

Coastal British Columbia - a Wildlife Extravaganza (Village Hall, Ferring St, Ferring)

For Ferring Conservation Group's first meeting of the year, we welcome Lee Morgan from Lutra Wildlife and Wilderness (Canada). Lee assists in the running of professionally guided wildlife, natural history and photographic tours and will give an illustrated talk entitled ‘Coastal British Columbia – a Wildlife Extravaganza’. Tricia Hall will update us with news of local wildlife sightings and Ed Miller will advise us of any planning issues. Admission will be £2 for members and £3 for visitors, which includes tea and biscuits.
Event organiser: Ferring Conservation Group

Saturday 26 January 2019 - 10:45 to 13:30

Friends of Ferring AGM (Ferring Retirement Club)

The AGM of Friends of Ferring will be followed by light refreshments and a speaker from the National Coastwatch. Everyone is welcome. Doors open at 10.45am for an 11am start. This is your chance to find out more about Friends of Ferring and the voluntary work it does. The National Coastwatch is a national charity and its work is vital to the safety of many users of the sea.
Event organiser: Gaynor Platt

Saturday 26 January 2019 - 11:30 to 15:00

Paul Winner Sketch Day (Mill Road, Arundel, BN18 9PA)

Come along to meet the artist during his exhibition at Arundel Museum. Sketches can be drawn of you by Paul for £10! For more information, phone 01903 885866, email office@arundelmuseum.org or visit www.arundelmuseum.org
Event organiser: Arundel Museum

Wednesday 30 January 2019 - 19:45 to 21:15

Relaxation Evening (Angmering Community Centre)

An evening of relaxation through gentle yoga and guided breathing. Followed by a guided meditation to relax your body and calm your mind.
Event organiser: Miiko Lo

FEBRUARY 2019

Friday 1 February 2019 - 19:00 to 22:00

Quiz Night (Royal British Legion Club, The Street, East Preston)

Enjoy a fun quiz night at the Royal British Legion Club. Entry fee is £4 per person with a maximum of five to a table. There will be a cash bar, raffle, nibbles on each table and prizes for the winning team. All proceeds in aid of St Barnabas House Hospice. Tickets available from from Seaview Stores and Just Because … (both in Sea Road, East Preston) or phone 01903 785319. Organised by East Preston Friends of St Barnabas.
Event organiser: East Preston Friends of St Barnabas

Tuesday 5 February 2019 - 19:30 to 21:00

Worthing Antique, Arts and Collectors Club (Worthing Lecture Theatre )

Established in 1968, we are a small friendly club that meets on the first Tuesday of the month. Each month, we have a guest speaker, this month it is Thomas Plant auctioneer, from the BBC's Bargain Hunt.
The talk is 'Auctioning Film Props'. All are welcome to attend. Entry is £5 for non-members or £30 for the year. For more information email worthingantiqueclub@yahoo.co.uk or call 07984 403890.
Event organiser: Worthing Antique Club

Thursday 7 February 2019 - 19:15

Gardens of Europe II (Methodist Church Hall Claigmar Road Rustington)

Sue Hett will be giving us the second of her illustrated, personal guides to 'Gardens of Europe'. Visitors and new members are always very welcome. Membership is £20 per year or visitors' fee is £3.50 at the door (refundable on joining). Contact Sue Phillips 01903 782030.
Event organiser: West Sussex Horticultural Club

Saturday 9 February 2019 - 09:30 to 12:00

Indoor Boot Sale (The Village Hall, Sea Road, East Preston BN16 1LP)

Come along and find some bargains! There will be coffee, tea and refreshments on sale and a raffle. Entry by donation to Festival funds. Spaces may still be available, for more information please email eastprestonfestival@hotmail.com or phone 01903 785319. Organised by the East Preston Festival Committee.
Event organiser: East Preston Festival Committee

Saturday 9 February 2019 - 19:00

Ferring Film Club: Dunkirk (Ferring Village Hall)

When 400,000 British and Allied troops end up trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk, France, following a catastrophic defeat, a number of civilian boats set out to rescue them before they are decimated by the approaching Nazi forces. Tickets will be sold at the North Ferring Co-Op and at the Premier shop at South Ferring, at a cost of £6. This will include tea, coffee or a soft drink and biscuits.
Event organiser: Ferring Film Club

Tuesday 12 February 2019 - 19:15 to 20:45

Histoire de la Poste (Angmering Community Centre, Bramley Green)

Talk in French given by a native French speaker on the history of the Postal Service. This subject is back on our programme by popular request having been postponed from last year. Come and be informed about this fascinating subject. We are a friendly group of Francophiles, from born and bred French speakers to those with holiday French so whatever your level you will fit in. Drinks are available on the night and a warm welcome awaits you. Entry is £4 per meeting for visitors.
Event organiser: Rustington & District Anglo-French Circle

Thursday 14 February 2019 - 14:30 to 16:00

South Downs Filmmakers – Another Film Show (John de Bohun Room, Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington BN16 3HB )

South Downs Film Makers are a group of enthusiastic amateur filmmakers established in 1990, meeting regularly at Ferring Village Hall. Members continue to win awards and the Rustington Heritage Association is pleased to welcome them back with a new selection of their well made and entertaining films. All welcome – Heritage Association members £1; visitors £3 (pay at the door).
Event organiser: Rustington Heritage Association

Friday 15 February 2019 - 14:15 to 16:15

Ferring Flower Club Monthly Meeting (St Andrews Church Hall)

Do you enjoy flowers and meeting people? We invite you to join us at our monthly meeting and enjoy an afternoon of watching a NAFAS demonstrator create stunning floral displays whilst entertaining the audience. Tea and cakes are available, and the professionally arranged flowers are raffled. Visitors are always warmly welcomed, no need to book. £5 admission at the door. Contact ferringflowerclub@gmail.com or call Chrissie on 01903 692628.
Please note that we have moved to our new venue - St Andrews Church Hall, Ferring.
Event organiser: Ferring Flower Club

Saturday 16 February 2019 - 10:00 to 14:00

Angmering Twinning Association Craft & French Flea Market (Angmering Village Hall)

The Angmering Twinning Association are hosting a Craft & French Flea Market in Angmering Village Hall and welcome any charity, organisation or individual who would like to have a stall. Tables will cost £10 (£5 for registered charities) and stallholders can set up from 9am. There will be refreshments on sale and a tombola. Space is limited, so please book your stall in advance by emailing us at admin@angmeringtwinning.org.uk
Event organiser: Angmering Twinning Association

Saturday 16 February 2019 - 14:30

Landscape in Oils (Ferring Village Hall, Ferring)

Arun Art Society is hosting a demonstration of oil painting by Paul Simmons. Paul trained at St Martin's School of Art (The London Institute) and has been a full-time professional illustrator and painter all his life. During the two hour session, Paul will demonstrate how he paints a landscape using oils. He is inspired by Creation and hopes that it shines through in his work. Guests are welcome - the fee is £4 and is payable at the door. Refreshments are available and art books and materials will be on sale. For more information call Mark Juby 01903 243176.
Event organiser: Arun Art Society

Saturday 16 February 2019 - 19:30 to 22:00

Brighton Welsh Male Voice Choir Concert (The New School Hall, EP Junior School, St Mary’s Drive Entrance, BN17 1EZ )

Enjoy the beautiful harmonies of massed choir singing that originated in the valleys of Wales. The Choir consists of forty men – not all entirely Welsh in origin - drawn from all parts of Sussex. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets at just £8 will be on sale from Seaview Stores and Just Because … (both in Sea Road, East Preston) from 5th January. Event organised by the East Preston Festival Committee.
Event organiser: East Preston Festival Committee

Wednesday 20 February 2019 - 19:30 to 21:00

King Henry VIII (Mill Road, Arundel, BN18 9PA)

The King will reveal which wife REALLY floated his royal barge, how much he paid the man who chopped Anne Boleyn, the mystery of the codpiece and much more! Tony Harris is an actor, historian and interpreter who inhabits this king size costume and brings Bluff King Hal to life. He has been touring the UK as the 16th Century's most notorious Tudor since 2009 and his visit to us is a performance not to be missed. Entry is £6 members, £8 for non-members. Bar opens at 7pm. For more information, phone 01903 885866, email office@arundelmuseum.org or visit www.arundelmuseum.org
Event organiser: Arundel Museum

Thursday 21 February 2019 - 14:30

Afternoon Talk (English Martyrs Barn, Goring)

The crime prevention team will be giving the talk postponed from last year on 'avoiding scams' at our next afternoon meeting. There will be no afternoon meeting in January, although the coffee morning on Wednesday 2nd at the Sunny restaurant will still go ahead, as will the lunch on Thursday 31st January at the Sussex Yeoman.
Event organiser: June Cooper

Thursday 21 February 2019 - 19:15

West Sussex Horticultural Club Meeting (Methodist Church Hall, Claigmar Road, Rustington)

This evening, Mike Harwood from Ferring Nurseries will be speaking about Rustington in Bloom. Visitors and new members are always very welcome. Membership is £20 per year or visitors' fee is £3.50 at the door (refundable on joining). Contact Sue Phillips 01903 782030
Event organiser: West Sussex Horticultural Club

Thursday 21 February 2019 - 19:30

Sussex Family History Group (Chichester Room, Field Place, Durrington. BN13 1NP)

Worthing meeting centre of the Sussex Family History Group welcomes members and visitors to their monthly meetings. Tonight, we have Les Mitchinson telling us about The Origins and Development of Surnames.
Come and join us. Visit www.sfhg.org.uk for more information.
Event organiser: Sue Peyman-Stroud

Wednesday 27 February 2019 - 19:45 to 21:15

Relaxation Evening (Angmering Community Centre)

An evening of relaxation through gentle yoga and guided breathing. Followed by a guided meditation to relax your body and calm your mind.
Event organiser: Miiko Lo

MARCH 2019

Thursday 7 March 2019 - 19:15

Weather Lore - Fact or Fiction (Methodist Church Hall Claigmar Road Rustington)

This evening we welcome Ian Currie to speak on 'Weather Lore - Fact or Fiction'. Visitors and new members are always very welcome. Membership is £20 per year or visitors' fee is £3.50 at the door (refundable on joining). Contact Sue Phillips: 01903 782030.
Event organiser: West Sussex Horticultural Club

Friday 8 March 2019 - 14:15 to 16:00

Conservative Party Forum (Ferring Village Hall)

A free discussion of matters that concern current and future government. Outcomes of the discussion are used to advise the party about the opinions of members and the general public. Members and guests are welcome. Email westworthing@tory.org for more information.
Event organiser: Ferring Conservatives

Saturday 9 March 2019 - 10:00 to 12:30

Ferring Conservatives Spring Fair (Ferring Village Hall)

Come and enjoy a Springtime Fair, sponsoring Abbeyfield Dementia Support and Cancer Research. Crafts on offer will include jewellery, stained glass, pottery, knitwear, skin-care products, paintings and photographs, cakes and pastries. There will also be a raffle. Entrance is 50p and includes tea/coffee and biscuits. Email westworthing@tory.org for more information.
Event organiser: Ferring Conservatives

Tuesday 12 March 2019 - 19:15 to 20:45

Le Touquet Paris Plage, la perle de la côte Opale (Angmering Community Centre, Bramley Green)

Tonight's talk in French is all about the highly fashionable resort of Le Touquet, from its heyday in the 1920s to the present day. An architectural gem on the north French coast, the town has had an interesting past with famous visitors such as Noel Coward and his set. We are a friendly group of Francophiles, French language skills ranging from French natives to holiday French speakers so whatever your level you will fit in. Refreshments are available on the night. Entry is £4 per visitor. Come and be informed about our near neighbour, La France!
Event organiser: Rustington & District Anglo-French Circle

Thursday 14 March 2019 - 14:30 to 16:00

Shoreham Fort – an Illustrated Talk by Gary Baines (John de Bohun Room, Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington BN16 3HB )

Shoreham Fort was built in 1857 by Prime Minister Lord Palmerston as part of the south coast defences against a potential French threat. The fort was manned for almost fifty years and continued in use after that. Gary Baines is the Founder and Chairman of the Friends of Shoreham Fort, a group of volunteers who work to restore and maintain this historic building. All welcome – Heritage Association members £1; visitors £3 (pay at the door).
Event organiser: Rustington Heritage Association

Thursday 21 March 2019 - 19:15

British Alstroemarias (Methodist Church Hall Claigmar Road Rustington)

We welcome Ben Cross from Crosslands Flower Nursery to speak on 'British Alstroemerias and the UK Cut-Flower Industry'. Visitors and new members are always very welcome. Membership is £20 per year or visitors' fee is £3.50 at the door (refundable on joining). Contact Sue Phillips: 01903 782030
Event organiser: West Suessex Horticultural Club

Wednesday 27 March 2019 - 19:45 to 21:15

Relaxation Evening (Angmering Community Centre)

An evening of relaxation through gentle yoga and guided breathing. Followed by a guided meditation to relax your body and calm your mind.
Event organiser: Miiko Lo

Saturday 30 March 2019 - 14:30

A Portrait in Oils (Ferring Village Hall, Ferring)

Arun Art Society is hosting a demonstration of portrait in oils by local artist Tony Parsons. Tony is a professional artist based in the South-East. During the session, Paul will demonstrate how he paints a portrait using oils. Guests are welcome - the fee is £4 and is payable at the door. Refreshments are available and art books and materials will be on sale. For more information call Mark Juby 01903 243176.
Event organiser: Arun Art Society

APRIL 2019

Thursday 4 April 2019 - 19:15

Parks and Gardens of Bognor Regis (Methodist Church Hall Claigmar Road Rustington)

This evening Sylvia Endacott will be giving a talk on 'Parks and Gardens of Bognor Regis'. Visitors and new members are always very welcome. Membership is £20 per year or visitors' fee is £3.50 at the door (refundable on joining). Contact Sue Phillips 01903 782030
Event organiser: West Sussex Horticultural Club

Tuesday 9 April 2019 - 19:15 to 20:45

Un Paris de Peintres et de Chansons (Angmering Community Centre, Bramley Green)

April's talk will be on Paris and various artists' treatment of the city: Cézanne's painting of the roofs of Paris, the Eiffel Tower as painted by Delaunay, each quartier having its own songs with even some streets having specific songs! We are a friendly group of people with French language skills ranging from those born in France to those with holiday French. The talk will be accompanied by visuals and also music. Entry is £4 a visitor. Drinks will be available on the night. Venez nombreux et à bientôt!
Event organiser: Rustington & District Anglo-French Circle

Thursday 11 April 2019 - 14:30 to 16:00

Annual General Meeting of Rustington Heritage Association, plus a talk on The Aldingbourne Trust (John de Bohun Room, Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington BN16 3HB )

The RHA AGM is followed by a talk by Nicki Clarke from The Aldingbourne Trust, which provides support and opportunities for people with learning disabilities, their families and carers. The Trust provides on the job training, life skills coaching and community learning to help every adult with a learning disability to contribute to their community and to undertake paid jobs. All welcome – Heritage Association members £1; visitors £3 (pay at the door)
Event organiser: Rustington Heritage Association

Friday 12 April 2019 - 14:15 to 16:00

Conservative Party Forum (Ferring Village Hall)

A free discussion of matters that concern current and future government. Outcomes of the discussion are used to advise the party about the opinions of members and the general public. Members and guests are welcome. Email westworthing@tory.org for more information.
Event organiser: Ferring Conservatives

MAY 2019

Thursday 9 May 2019 - 14:30 to 16:00

Sid Cotton’s Air Force – an Illustrated Talk by Tony Turner (John de Bohun Room, Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington BN16 3HB )

Tony Turner tells the amazing story of a maverick Australian pilot who immediately before WWII was engaged by MI6 to undertake secret aerial photographs of German military installations and facilities. Sid Cotton went on to operate the beginnings of the RAF’s Photo Reconnaissance Unit. All welcome – Heritage Association members £1; visitors £3 (pay at the door).
Event organiser: Rustington Heritage Association

Friday 17 May 2019 - 14:15 to 16:00

Conservative Party Forum (Ferring Village Hall)

A free discussion of matters that concern current and future government. Outcomes of the discussion are used to advise the party about the opinions of members and the general public. Members and guests are welcome. Email westworthing@tory.org for more information.
Event organiser: Ferring Conservatives

JUNE 2019

Thursday 13 June 2019 - 14:30 to 16:00

Ceremonies and Poppies – an Illustrated Talk by Alan Kingshott (John de Bohun Room, Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington BN16 3HB )

Alan Kingshott was formerly Chief Yeoman Warder of the Tower of London, an ancient building containing over 1000 years of Royal history. All are welcome at his talk – Heritage Association members £1; visitors £3 (pay at the door).
Event organiser: Rustington Heritage Association

JULY 2019

Thursday 11 July 2019 - 14:30 to 16:00

A Second Sussex Scrapbook of Anecdotes and Folklore - an Illustrated Talk by Chris Horlock (John de Bohun Room, Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington BN16 3HB )

Historian and writer Chris Horlock presents part two of his Sussex Scrapbook, a trio of illustrated talks exploring lesser-known aspects of the county’s history. The talk reveals more strange happenings, hoaxes and unusual places – and perhaps some unexpected individuals. All welcome – Heritage Association members £1; visitors £3 (pay at the door).
Event organiser: Rustington Heritage Association

SEPTEMBER 2019

Thursday 12 September 2019 - 14:30 to 16:00

Old Kingston – an Illustrated Ralk by Margaret Gilbert (John de Bohun Room, Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington BN16 3HB )

In Kingston, East Preston’s isolated and quieter neighbour, two historic former homes of the Olliver and Candy families still stand amidst open fields, old flint cottages and dead-end tracks. Margaret’s talk looks at the history of this relatively untouched place, as well as the changing fortunes of its two great houses through the ages. All welcome – Heritage Association members £1; visitors £3 (pay at the door).
Event organiser: Rustington Heritage Association

OCTOBER 2019

Thursday 10 October 2019 - 14:30 to 16:00

The Old London Docks and New Docklands: an Illustrated Talk by Sally Botwright (John de Bohun Room, Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington )

The story of London’s docklands, from the Roman era to present day, will be presented by Blue Badge Guide Sally Botwright. The talk not only looks at the old London Docks through the centuries, but also at the modern Docklands area, which has been developed in recent years. All are welcome; Heritage Association members pay £1 for entry; visitors, £3 (pay at the door).
Event organiser: Rustington Heritage Association

NOVEMBER 2019

Thursday 14 November 2019 - 14:30 to 16:00

Come to Arcady – the Rise of Edwardian Musical Comedy (John de Bohun Room, Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington)

When the partnership of Gilbert and Sullivan came to an end in the 1890s, the void was filled by a new and even lighter entertainment called musical comedy. Ian Gledhill’s illustrated talk with music looks at the development of this genre from 'The Shop Girl' of 1894 through to Lionel Monckton's hit show 'The Arcadians'. All are welcome. Heritage Association members pay £1 for entry; visitors, £3 (pay at the door).
Event organiser: Rustington Heritage Association


December 2018